Fried starch medallion company Frito-Lay launched a social media campaign last month. I only heard about it yesterday, which should tell you about its reach and effectiveness. I just spent 20 minutes trying to figure it out, and I’m still fuzzy on some of the details, so I’m going to pull the trigger on this post to put myself out of my misery. (more…)
Hey writers! There’s a writing contest being held at the deviantART group Werewolves At Heart. Submit an original 1,500 – 3,500 word short story about werewolves by Saturday, August 7th, using this prompt as inspiration:
You wake up shackled to a chair and can’t remember how you got there. Two voices are talking. You recognize one of them.
For more details, including a list of prizes (hint: art), visit the dA news article.
I’ll keep this short because you need to get over to ugo.com and see how the giveaway works. You’ll need a Twitter account and a fast finger on your browser’s refresh button. You’ll also need to be a resident of the United States. Here’s what you could win:
- A limited edition Basil Gogos lithograph signed by the artist and by Benicio Del Toro (yes, it’s the lithograph I posted about in January).
- The Wolfman Blu-ray 2-Disc edition featuring an unrated director’s cut, digital copy and the old black & white version for good measure.
- A fang key chain.
- A glow in the dark cup.
I’m a Canadian so I’m not eligible to participate. If you win, tell me about it so I can experience the triumph vicariously!
Strangeways: Murder Moon author Matt Maxwell found Werewolf News via Twitter and then left a comment on an August post about his dark werewolf western. He’s giving away copies of Murder Moon on a weekly basis– all you need to do to get your name in the draw is correctly answer a question about the newest Strangeways book, The Thirsty (it’s about vampires, but he covered werewolves first, so we’ll forgive him). You can read new pages of The Thirsty as they’re released, so keep an eye on the Strangeways site!
The Leaky Cauldron.org has been one of the premiere Harry Potter fansite for ages, and they’ve just announced their March contest: Top Ten Ways to Spot a Werewolf. Entries should be “entertaining and without an iota of seriousness or factuality”, and winners (you can enter alone or with a friend) will receive a wand from Wizard Wood Wands. If you’re a creative Harry Potter fan who knows a thing or two about werewolves, submit your entry before 11:59pm EST on March 22nd for your chance to win. Visit the contest page for submission instructions and contest rules.
To celebrate the release of Grant Gould’s Wolves of Odin graphic novella, Werewolf News is teaming up with Grant himself to give away two signed copies through an exclusive contest. If you want to win one of these signed Wolves of Odin books, you’ll need to get out your cameras and werewolf makeup. To enter the contest, simply submit a photo of yourself (or a patient friend) dressed up as a werewolf in winter. Visit the contest page for full details!
Wolves of Odin, by the way, officially hits the shelves this week (Wednesday the 26th). If you want a copy but don’t want to dig out the Halloween stuff you just packed away, you can ordered it from Amazon or your local comic retailer (Diamond Order Code SEP08 4260).
Visit wolvesofodin.com for some costume inspiration and more information about Wolves of Odin.